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Bay Leaf Seasoning

Bay Leaf Seasoning
Posted in : recipes, tricks & techniques on by : Dave

Penzey’s Spices used to put out an herb mix that was great for roasting  chicken. Apparently, I was the only one who bought it, because they stopped selling it a couple years ago. Here’s how to make it yourself. Aside from the bay leaves, you’ll only use a portion of the other ingredients, so you
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Bolognese Ragu

Bolognese Ragu
Posted in : dinner, recipes, tricks & techniques on by : Dave

I ended up getting a bumper crop of red plum tomatoes from my garden this week, so I made this sauce. I prepared the tomatoes by peeling the skins off (dip into boiling water for 30 seconds), then cutting them in half, removing the seedy goo inside, and dousing them with a little balsamic vinegar
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Eleven Herbs and Spices Revealed?

Comments : 1 Posted in : dinner, news, recipes, tricks & techniques on by : Dave
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Ron Douglas, author of America’s Most Wanted Recipes, claims he has discovered the secret recipe after lots of chicken, and years of testing. According to an article in The Guardian, the secret ingredients are : 1 teaspoon ground oregano 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground sage 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
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Portion Control and Plate Size

Comments : 3 Posted in : musings, tricks & techniques on by : Dave

I’ve never been much on the importance of plate presentation, and I’ve got no scientific proof to back it up, but I can tell you that if you’re looking to lose weight, one of the first things you could do is get rid of all your plates and bowls. My wife and I are trying
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